Jat stir: Chandigarh-Shimla highway blocked in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Feb 21 (IANS) Hundreds of vehicles were stranded on the Chandigarh-Shimla national highway on Sunday as Jat agitators blocked the road in Panchkula in Haryana near here, police said.

However, there was no report of any violence.

The traffic on both sides of the highway has been stuck at Panchkula because the road has been obstructed by the agitators, a police official told IANS.

This is for the first time that the agitators blocked the Chandigarh-Shimla highway, the major link to Shimla, Solan and Kinnaur districts of Himachal Pradesh.

The Jat community’s pro-reservation agitation in Haryana continued for the eighth day on Sunday.

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